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Mishi is a mother of four children who are all in school. She is married to a business man and they live in a rental house that has electricity but no piped water.

For the last six years, Mishi has been operating a shop selling foodstuff to her neighbors. High transport cost and theft of goods are her major challenges. She dreams of expanding the shop to a wholesale business and hire employees.

Mishi joined Yehu because of their good products. Other sources of her family's livelihood include earnings from her spouse. With this loan of KSH 50,000, she will be able to purchase bales of wheat flour, maize flour, rice and sugar to resell.

Additional Information

About Yehu Microfinance Trust

This loan is administered by Yehu Microfinance Trust, which was founded in 1998 as a project of CHOICE Humanitarian Kenya. In July 2007, Yehu became a separate entity from CHOICE and was registered as a trust. Since then, Yehu has expanded to cover over half of Kenya’s 13 coastal districts.

About Kenya

  • $1,800
    Average annual income
  • 409
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    Kenya Loans Fundraising
  • $50,225,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 83.6
    Kenya Shillings (KES) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Mishi buy flour, rice and sugar to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2012
May 14, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013